British serial killer Peter Sutcliffe, also known as the Yorkshire Ripper, died in hospital after being tested positive for COVID-19, The Guardian reported Friday.
“Inmate Peter Coonan (born Sutcliffe) died in hospital on November 13,” the newspaper reported.
Sutcliffe, 74, was in poor health, overweight and had diabetes. He returned to prison only two weeks ago from the hospital, where he was suspected of having a heart attack.
Sutcliffe was sentenced to 20 life sentences for killing 13 women and attempting to kill seven others in the 1970s. All the victims of the maniac worked in the sex industry.
In 1981, Sutcliffe’s car with fake license plates was stopped by police. In the glove box, police found a screwdriver, a favorite murder weapon of the Yorkshire Ripper, along with a hammer. Sutcliffe himself confessed to the investigators in the murders. He claimed that god had “commanded” him to kill.